The meeting is Thursday, April 2, at the Garden Club Building on the east end of the newly revamped Lorenzi Park property. The address is 800 Twin Lakes Drive, (used to have an address of 3333 W. Washington Ave.) The BUILDING DID NOT MOVE. The address simply changed. It is still at the corner of Twin Lakes Drive and Washington. The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to bring something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)
About the Speaker: Jan Emming
TOPIC: Desert Gardening Landscapes on a Large Scale
Jan is the founder of Destination: Forever Ranch and Gardens (see link: http://dfranch.com/)
The ranch is in Yucca, Arizona. Jan is an independent adventurous "cactus wrestler" with a passion to preserve the desert, as well as increase public awareness of the beauty of the desert and desert plants. We were fortunate to host Jan several years ago when he spoke about the issues of desert wild fires. This time we get to hear more about some of his gardening trial and tribulations on his ranch. If you are not able to attend the meeting, make sure you come to our next show and sale later in April to meet Jan and talk about his desert escapades.
Find out more about Jan on facebook at this link: https://www.facebook.com/jan.emming?fref=browse_search
BRING FRIENDS, RELATIVES, FELLOW EMPLOYEES, AND GARDENING ENTHUSIASTS: Our new VP, Stephenie with her helpers Pete and Victor, are putting together a year full of top notch speakers. This is the 3rd in our Speaker Series this year. MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND. SEATING IS LIMITED! PLEASE SIGN IN AS A GUEST OR A MEMBER.
Other Agenda Items:
SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES: April, May, June activities.
Microclimates & Private Collections: Please send me some photos for the website! I'm sure we've all got something we could share. To the left is a sample of landscaping on a small scale from Susan Kent's backyard hodgepodge.
Raffle/Auction: Consider cleaning out that plant rack, the pups from the garden, the plants you no longer want to "show" or otherwise maintain: DONATE THEM TO THE RAFFLE! or consider auctioning them off or donating them to the overall garden club in one of their fund raisers.
2015 Officers: Susan Kent, President; Stephanie Thomas, Vice President; Dick Askew, Treasurer; Vicki Yuen, Secretary. At large board members Pete Duncombe, Jay Nietling, Phil Lawton. WE SEEK OTHERS! Volunteers for various activities still needed.